My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

Chat

What "ugly" or "unattractive" bits of your body do you actually love?

17 replies

ShudUppa · 17/05/2023 14:14

What bits of you might society consider "ugly" or unattractive do you love, and why?

For me:
My legs are always covered in bruises and I regularly have facial injuries like black eyes, grazes, cuts and swelling because I do combat sports.
I love it.
These marks, some of which are permanent, are testament to my hard work, my skills, my journey, my changing body, my growing confidence.

My friend thinks I'm completely insane and has offered to pay for a professional make-up artist to show me how to properly cover black eyes, redness etc. 😂

A different friend of mine loves and proudly shows off her self-harm scars.

What about you?

OP posts:
ShudUppa · 17/05/2023 14:15

Sorry, really badly phrased opening question!

What bits of you that society might consider ugly/unattractive do you love? And why?

That's better!

OP posts:
78thcat · 17/05/2023 14:16

I like the stretch marks on my hips. I call them my pixie stripes.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal · 17/05/2023 14:19

I love my "untidy" (curly) hair - both on my head and on my vag! And I think I have extremely pretty feet, but I know some people think all feet are ugly.

MaryJean87 · 17/05/2023 14:22

C section scar that my 4 kids came out of and a scar on my belly from where blood was drained out after my first birth. I used to miss my flat perfect stomach but I've come to accept it now and I like the reminder of my children's births.

SaturdayGiraffe · 17/05/2023 14:24

Very happy with my plain eyebrows, I never plucked them thin when I was supposed to, and never groomed them into perfection. They just exist, happily.

booksandbrooks · 17/05/2023 14:25

My legs. They're not a stereotypically lovely shape, cellulitey and wide, weak and wobbly too, with a terrible student tattoo, but they've been with me everywhere and taken me on some grand adventures. They're the only ones I've got and I was pleased the day I realised they're my friends and not something to be criticised.

Damnspot · 17/05/2023 14:26

I'm not sure I'd 'love' facial injuries!

I like my feet though even though they aren't the nicest!

marriednotdead · 17/05/2023 14:34

My legs. They're long and very slim- too slim for knee high boots. They've also developed varicose veins in places but they look ok to me and I still wear shorts in summer despite being nearer 60 than 50.

JamSandle · 17/05/2023 14:35

My tummy!

Bitingspaniel · 17/05/2023 14:36

I have an 8 inch scar that I love

devildeepbluesea · 17/05/2023 14:37

My whole body reall: it’s short, squat and naturally muscular, with a generous covering of lard. But by God it’s strong!

ShudUppa · 17/05/2023 16:07

YES!!! This is brilliant. You all sound beautifully imperfect Grin

@booksandbrooks What a wonderful way to think about legs, as taking you on adventures!

@Damnspot LOL Getting the injuries is horrible. But its what they represent that I love. That I'm strong, brave, skilled and confident.
And, if I'm honest, I quite like the way that they feel sometimes after a couple of days. It's like I can constantly feel my own face.
It's a bit like when you've pulled a muscle and it doesn't really hurt any more but you can feel it, you can feel that its there and that its different.

I'm a bizarre human.

OP posts:
Oneborneverydecade · 17/05/2023 16:10

My grey hair. I'm 45 and have a lot of grey around my forehead plus more peppered throughout. It's part of me now and I can't imagine colouring it.

ShudUppa · 17/05/2023 16:14

@Oneborneverydecade Fabulous. At 68, my mum's finally getting greys around her hairline and she absolutely loves it. She's desperate for more to come through. She's always had very dull, limp, mousey hair and she's seeing the greys as <finally> a little bit of colour.

OP posts:
OneRingToRuleThemAll · 17/05/2023 16:16

I also love my grey, curly hair. I used to dye it and straighten the life out of it and hated it. Now I just leave it be and love it.

Also, my height. People remark that I am tall for a woman (5ft 7 so not a giant) but I love being tall, and wouldn't change it.

RunningOnHope · 17/05/2023 16:53

I have a pigmentation abnormality mostly on my arms - one arm has little white spots, which look like white freckles along with my brown ones, and the other arm has a long white stripe from wrist to shoulder. I've never been self conscious about it and always loved it. It runs in my family, although no one else has a stripe like mine!

RaisinsAreTheWorkOfTheDevil · 17/05/2023 17:10

My make-up free face. I have severe hyperpigmentation, but it makes me feel strong with it on display. I want my children to know it’s ok to have imperfections in a world where it seems a lot of people are obsessed with perfection.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.